TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — For the third consecutive season and fourth time in the last five years, the Seminoles are a top-eight national seed and No. 6 Florida State (47-10) will begin the 2018 NCAA Softball Championship at home on Friday, May 18 against Jacksonville State (33-23) at 2:30 p.m.
Auburn (40-15) and Kennesaw State (39-15) are the other two teams in the Tallahassee Regional and will begin the day with a game at 12:00 p.m. Every game of the regional will be broadcast on the ESPN family of networks.
The Seminoles have faced a total of 10 teams in the 2018 NCAA Tournament field, posting a combined record of 14-7, including wins over the top two national seeds – No. 1 Oregon and No. 2 Florida.
“Getting a national seed goes back to our body of work,” said FSU head coach Lonni Alameda. “We really tried to challenge ourselves with the schedule, so it is good to see that over time we’ve established a schedule that the committee is recognizing and obviously winning the ACC was a huge boost for us. Really excited about the opportunity against the teams coming in this weekend.”
The double elimination regional will conclude on May 20 and the winner of the 2018 NCAA Tallahassee Regional will match up with the winner of the Baton Rouge Regional in the NCAA Super Regional round on May 24-27. If Florida State wins its regional, it will host the Super Regionals.
It marks the 19th consecutive season that the Noles have reached the regional round and they are one of nine schools to make the NCAA tournament every year since 2000.
Tickets for the entire Tallahassee Regional will go on sale Monday morning, May 14. Tickets can be ordered either on Seminoles.com or by calling 1-888-FSU-NOLE. The ticket office is located at Gate B on the west side of Doak Campbell Stadium and the office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. ET.
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